Elmore Services

Elmore Community Services has over twenty years’ experience of providing flexible floating support to people in the Oxfordshire area. We will work with you by supporting you to link with the local services that you need and work towards gaining stability in your life.

We can provide both emotional and practical support. This might include helping you to register with a GP, support to access addiction services, making sure that you have support in court or help to sort out your benefits and finances. Elmore will help you build your confidence and independence so that you will feel ready to stop working with us.

Our most recent Annual Report (2019-20) is available here: Annual Report 2019-20

A leaflet about our services for clients can be found here: Elmore client leaflet.

A leaflet specifically for the carers of clients is available via this link: Elmore carer leaflet.

Modern Day Slavery Research Project

Elmore has joined with local MP Anneliese Dodds in calling on the Prime Minister and Home Secretary to stand with survivors of modern slavery by giving them a guaranteed 12 months of support which would constitute proper, long-term assistance. Read more here.

Elmore is currenty carrying out research into the extent of Modern Slavery in Oxford city, with funding provided by Oxford City Council. This will involve gathering data from multiple sources, including police records and interviews with frontline staff.

If you would like to learn more or would like to speak to the researchers, then information can be found here.

An information leaflet about Modern Slavery can be found here.

Complex Needs Team

Elmore’s Complex Needs Team works with people who have complex needs and do not fit easily into other services. Clients will usually have multiple separate support needs such as mental health issues, homelessness, substance misuse, offending, difficulty in forming and sustaining relationships, physical disability, self-harm, learning difficulties, domestic abuse, sex working or experience of abuse and neglect. This team is part of the Oxford Mental Health Partnership (OMHP; see OMHP tab for further details).

Mental Health Team

The Mental Health Team works with people with a range of mental health difficulties across Oxfordshire. We work closely with local mental health services (including NHS teams) to support people manage their mental health, and work towards recovery. This team is part of the Oxford Mental Health Partnership (OMHP; see OMHP tab for further details).

New Beginnings

The New Beginnings Team provides practical and emotional support to people who experienced sexual exploitation while aged under 18. Our clients often struggle with a number of difficulties as a result of this abuse, and find it very difficult to move on with their lives. We support people around practical issues such as information and accessing appropriate support, benefits, housing, advocacy, and if needed support around police investigations and court cases. We also offer emotional support and guidance, as well as support around raising self esteem and feeling empowered and in control of own life and choices.

Tenancy Sustainment Team

Elmore receives funding from Oxford City Council to work with vulnerable council residents to help them maintain their tenancies. This can include support around their mental health, but also practical matters such as helping them apply for (and stay on) the benefits they are entitled to.

Sovereign Project

Elmore is working with Sovereign Housing Association with some of their residents with complex and multiple needs in the South of the county, with the aim to help them maintain and manage their tenancies and address other needs they may have.

Primary Care Project

Elmore is joint working with Oxfordshire Mind directly with GP surgeries in Oxford City to provide brief intervention support to patients with a range of needs, including physical/mental health, housing, finances, and daytime activities.

The Elmore Difference

Elmore Community Services (ECS) is a registered charity governed by a Board of Directors. It provides high quality services for marginalised and disenfranchised people throughout Oxfordshire. Elmore was established in 1989 after an Oxford research project identified the weaknesses of service provision for people deemed ‘difficult to place’.

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Client Involvement

We think that our services are better when they are shaped by the people who use them! Elmore values the expertise and experience that you have and is committed to making sure that clients are involved in guiding the way we work.

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